Military veteran

Albert Dwaine “John” Young, 70, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2011, at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville, Ill.

He was born May 31, 1941, in Rolla, son of William Leroy and Ruby Genevive Massengill Young. He married Janet Cox. After she died, he later married Ileen Garman.

He was a member of the Navy from 1958-’64.

He worked as a humane officer and Granite City Police Officer in Granite City, Ill., until retiring from police force.

Following his divorce with Ileen, he moved to St. Charles to be near his daughter, Tracy, and her family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepfather, William E. Smith; a son; John Allen; and two brothers, Billy Gene Young and Ronnie Young.

Survivors include his daughters, Tracy Smith of St. Charles; three grandchildren; four sisters, Evelyn Venarsky of Maryville, Ill., Beverly Roos of Salem, Helen Hayden of Granite City, Ill., and Linda Bilbrey of Edwardsville, Ill.; a brother, Lonnie Smith of Edwardsville, Ill.; and a host of other family members.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Wilken officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Summersville City Cemetery.

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